Naim CD5 Si CD Player
The Naim CD5 Si CD player, especially when partnered with the complementary NAIT 5si integrated amplifier, sets a thrilling new standard for musical performance at our entry level.
The Naim CD5 Si outstanding machine, which replaces the previous CD5i, brings worthwhile performance benefits for users but retains the functionality and straightforward usability of the classic player. The CD5 Si is designed to be the best in its class, incorporating genuine technological advances to provide a thoroughly enjoyable musical experience.
- Stiff, extruded aluminium casework provides excellent resistance to external vibration
- High performance drawer and transport mechanism as with our premium CDX2 model, providing low resonance, low-inertia disc operation
- Discrete digital and analogue power supplies for superior isolation of sound critical electronics
Technology & Craft
The CD5 si name may only differ from its CD5i predecessor by one character, but under the skin there’s numerous fundamental improvements and advances – each one aimed at extracting more music and enjoyment from every CD. To begin with, the CD5 Si digital to analogue converter chip has been upgraded to a Burr Brown PCM1793 – a device very closely related to the one used in the NDX high-end streaming player.
The Naim CD5 si also benefits from a more stable DAC clock, higher voltage power supply rails, a revised analogue filter design and a brand new CD transport and laser optics. All these changes were driven by our relentless search for engineering reliability and sound quality, and the benefit of each change was confirmed after many hours of listening.
However, just as change can bring improvement, there’s often nothing wrong with sticking to your guns, so the CD5 Si retains all of its predecessor’s best features and Naim Audio trademarks. The unique Naim Audio swing-out CD drawer, laser tracking and digital error correction software, discrete analogue output electronics, and a die-cast, non-magnetic enclosure construction that helps ensure the electronics within can extract the most music possible from every CD.
Audio Outputs Analogue DIN, RCA Line Outputs Fixed (level) 2.1V RMS at 1kHz Output Impedance 10? (max.) Load Impedance 10k? (min.) Frequency Response 10Hz ? 20kHz, -0.6dB at 20Hz THD N <0.007%, 10Hz – 20kHz at full level De-emphasis ?0.1dB referred to main response Connectivity Remote Control Infra Red (RC5) Formats CD Formats Red Book Disc Compatability CD, CD-R User Control Front Panel Four button matrix Handheld Remote handset Power Supply Voltage 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz Power Consumption 9VA (stop mode), 12VA (play mode), 16VA (peak) Physical Dimensions (HxWxD) 70 x 432 x 301 mm Weight 5.9 kg Supplied with NARCOM-4 Remote Control, Standard Interconnect, Power-Line Lite mains cable (UK denominations only)